Joseph Childers (Missionary to Grenada)

Back in July of 2021 Missionary Joseph Childers (Missionary to Grenada) approached me. He has been on the mission field for five years now.

Joseph had a website up. He loved the design, but in order to be good a good steward he wanted to move the website to a less expensive host.

They regularly update their praises and prayer requests, and keep all their prayer letters up on the website. He also had an email account he used with the website.

Brother Childers had looked into moving it before, but was told that because of its underlying platform it would need to be recreated.

I was able to take the content he had and created a similar website using WordPress. We still had the issue of the domain he had (childers2grenada.org). The current host he had did not give any access to the DNS records, and the domain was registered in the name of the provider.

I lost contact with Brother Joseph, who then reestablished contact with me in early January (2022). He had major problems with phone failures and computer failures. Brother Childers had the information needed to transfer the domain away from his current provider.

We transferred the domain out, and the new website went live.  I was able to get all of Brother Joseph’s old emails going back to 2013 moved over to the new account.

I spent time with him on the phone and showed him how to update the website. We both worked to put up all of their prayer letters on the new website.

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A Pastor’s Comment

I want to take a moment and say that I am very grateful for the technology that is available to us today. As the Pastor of a small Church, Wilson Ave Baptist in Aurora, MO, we are limited in what we are able to do. But, through the assistance of Bro Bob Hoffman, who is a Missionary to Cyberspace, we have had a website up and running for 11 months and in that time we have been able to reach 16 countries and have had over 1000 contact to our site. Only God knows the effects of this and how many lives have been touched. But, through this we are able to literally reach around the world. Please pray that we will continue to reach more and more for the Glory of God. If your Church needs help getting started, please contact Bro Bob Hoffman at cyber-missions.com.

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From a Church in Ilinois

From an Independent Baptist Church in Illinois: Enclosed is a check to help your ministry expenses. Thanks for your continued service to churches and ministries through your website and server help. Have a Merry Christmas! Your friend, Pastor…

(We have been hosting them since 2009)

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Domain Level Censorship Threatens Christian Websites

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Bob and Maureen Hoffman November/December 2021 Newsletter

“When you go on the internet, please pray for the Hoffman Family – your missionaries to Cyberspace.”

Volume 34 Issue 6 (November/December/2021)

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We pray you all had a great Thanksgiving and that you have a Blessed CHRISTmas!


The Latest News:

  • Bob was privileged to preach a Thanksgiving service at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Dallas Texas.
  • Maureen and I had the opportunity to teach and present our ministry at Wilson Avenue Baptist Church (Aurora Missouri) on October 17, 2021. We had a great time, and appreciate the generosity of the church. I have been hosting their website since February.

Church Website Ministry:

  • I was contacted by Pastor Nathan Stevenson from Bible Baptist Church in Pace Florida. Pastor Stevenson had  taken over as Pastor of Bible Baptist Church about a year ago and was looking for help in improving their website. I was able to look at the (proprietary) platform his website was hosted on. The programming language (php) was outdated and a security risk. I could find no way to upgrade the php online. The domain was owned by the hosting provider, and could not be transferred out. While the current website could be updated, Brother Nathan was not happy with it. We decided that the best course of action was to register a new domain (bbcpace.com). All my attempts to get the old website to forward to the new domain were fruitless. I set up a WordPress website using the same content he had on the old website (in a new format). Pastor Nathan was happy with the new look and feel of the website, and he will be letting the old hosting account expire.
  • I was contacted by Pastor Rick Legg of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Albuquerque New Mexico regarding a website for  their church. I had an “Unofficial” website up for the Baptist Ministries database, and they wanted to know how it could be updated. The “unofficial” website could not be updated by users as it was a subdomain. We discussed options and Pastor Legg selected lighthouseabq.com as a domain for their new website to be hosted with WordPress. I set up WordPress with the basic features he wanted. I spoke with a church member shortly after that and got some technical requirements and provided some training. Lighthouse Baptist Church Albuquerque New Mexico now has a nice website to represent their ministry on the Internet.

Bible Correspondence Courses: We want to thank Katherine Feguer, Lydia Henrici, Lorraine Meier, J.L. & Florence Smith for helping with the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.

Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:

  • From a prisoner in Arkansas: To Whom This May Concern; I appreciate the very informative letter and listed scripture that explain Biblical views regarding baptism. I plan to complete my re-dedication to Christ upon my release by being re-baptized. (He was sprinkled as a baby). I thank you, Bob and Maureen, so much for taking the time to explain this matter in depth, backed by Scripture. It’s fellow believers such as you both that keep lonely Christians like myself, in this temporary hell I have created, going strong through Christ. I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing you both are to me along with this Bible course! I thank you for your time and look forward to possibly hearing from the both of you soon. Sincerely, your brother in Christ…
  • A prisoner in Arkansas was saved, about a year ago, through the Bible lessons. He calls us Mama and Papa. He writes: I just wanted to send my love and best to you and all the church family. I’ll be quick cause I know you get plenty to do AND things here been pretty mundane around here. Same ol’ same ol’, ya know. I been memorizing verses as well. I got John 3:16 down pat. I’m studying and keeping busy with God. All my love
  • A student from Iowa writes: This is a good lesson & Bible study. All believers including new converts need to do your Bible studies! I may tell others to get & do your Bible studies? *The answer, of course, was “yes, please do!!”
  • From a 70 year old student in Tennessee: I gave this study, I did, last week when the head Deacon and his wife announced to our adult Sunday school class that we could lose our salvation! He is also the teacher of the class. Obviously, we had a lively debate, but they were unconvinced. I felt empty when I went home. I was compelled to dig into the Bible and try and provide scripture that would convince them that they shouldn’t fear of losing their salvation, and definitely, not teach this false doctrine! Amazingly, not being able to lose your salvation was covered in your course Practical Christian Living, Book 5, lesson 14. I thought I would share this with you.  Thank you.

Tract Ministry: We have “given out” over 170,800 Bible Tracts online.


Social Networking Outreach: 

  • Facebook – 3.2K Friends (Facebook no longer showing exact numbers)
  • Mewe – 8.4K Friends (Max friends Mewe shows. Way above this number)
  • Spreely – 2333 Friends
  • USA.life – 6685 Friends

Support:  We are currently at 68% of support for our ministry expenses. (Due to an increase in domain costs and hosting costs, we are back down to 68%)


Prayer Needs:

  • Would you consider praying for us when special needs arise? If so, please subscribe to our prayer warrior’s mailing list.: http://eepurl.com/SYbI9.

Specific Financial Needs:

  • Hosting costs for 2022 $1535.40
  • Advertising Costs $150 per month for gospel tract outreach
  • Internet Costs for 2022 $800
  • Security Costs for 2022 $250

Please consider a donation. FamilyNet is a 501 (C)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible in the US – You can donate via PayPal (Donate button is on https://cyber-missions.org) or mail a check:
FamilyNet International Inc
P.O. Box 451951
Garland, TX 75045
(214) 257-0229


In Jesus’ Service,
Bob and Maureen
Phil 1:3

 

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“When you go on the internet, please pray for the Hoffman Family – your missionaries to Cyberspace.” Volume 34 Issue 6 (November/December/2021) Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We pray you all had a great Thanksgiving and that you have a Blessed CHRISTmas! The Latest News: Bob was…

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GoDaddy Hacked: 5 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site

(Please note: this does not affect ANY of the WordPress Websites we host!)

WRITTEN BY KRISTEN WRIGHT ON NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Last Updated on November 22, 2021

 

In a security disclosure published today, GoDaddy says that up to 1.2 million active and inactive customers have been exposed after hackers gained access to its managed WordPress hosting platform. The hack was first discovered by GoDaddy on November 17, 2021.

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From a Bible Student in Tennessee

From a 70 year old student in TN

I gave this study, I did, last week when the head Deacon and his wife announced to our adult Sunday school class that we could lose our salvation!

He is also the teacher of the class.

Obviously, we had a lively debate, but they were unconvinced.

I felt empty when I went home.

I was compelled to dig into the Bible and try and provide scripture that would convince them that they shouldn’t fear of losing their salvation, and definitely, not teach this false doctrine!

Amazingly, not being able to lose your salvation was covered in your course Practical Christian Living, Book 5, lesson 14.

I thought I would share this with you.  Thank you.

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Lighthouse Baptist Church Albuquerque New Mexico

I was contacted by Pastor Rick Legg of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Albuquerque New Mexico regarding a website for their church. Lighthouse Baptist Church Albuquerque New Mexico

I had an “Unofficial” website up for the Baptist Ministries database, and they wanted to know how it could be updated.

The “unofficial” website could not be updated by users as it was a subdomain.

We discussed options and Pastor Legg selected lighthouseabq.com as a domain for their new website to be hosted with WordPress.

I set up WordPress with the basic features he wanted.

I spoke with a church member shortly after that and got some technical requirements and provided some training.

Lighthouse Baptist Church Albuquerque New Mexico now has a nice website to represent their ministry on the Internet.

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I was contacted by Pastor Rick Legg of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Albuquerque New Mexico regarding a website for their church. I had an “Unofficial” website up for the Baptist Ministries database, and they wanted to know how it could be updated. The “unofficial” website could not be updated by…

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From a Student in Iowa

A student from Iowa writes: This is a good lesson & Bible study. All believers including new converts need to do your Bible studies! I may tell others to get & do your Bible studies? *The answer, of course, was yes, please do!!

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Bible Baptist Church of Pace Florida

I was contacted by Pastor Nathan Stevenson from Bible Baptist Church in Pace Florida.

Pastor Stevenson had taken over as Pastor of Bible Baptist Church about a year ago and was looking for help in improving their website.

I was able to look at the (proprietary) platform his website was hosted on. The programming language (php) was outdated and a security risk. I could find no way to upgrade the php online.

The domain was owned by the hosting provider, and could not be transferred out.

While the current website could be updated, Brother Nathan was not happy with it.

We decided that the best course of action was to register a new domain (bbcpace.com). All my attempts to get the old website to forward to the new domain were fruitless.

I set up a WordPress website using the same content he had on the old website (in a new format).

Pastor Nathan was happy with the new look and feel of the website, and he will be letting the old hosting account expire.

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I was contacted by Pastor Nathan Stevenson from Bible Baptist Church in Pace Florida. Pastor Stevenson had taken over as Pastor of Bible Baptist Church about a year ago and was looking for help in improving their website. I was able to look at the (proprietary) platform his website was…

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